Shown here is a rare1888 social history image of Officer's Mess Staff and Servants in Alderney - not to mention two dogs!
The photograph belonged to Pte Bird (named on reverse in copperplate red ink). What is unusual is that the image is fully annotated and will be useful for further research. Anyone who can give any information on any of the above or can recognise the door (Mess Wine Cellar) layout, please contact me through the website - thank you.
The names are as follows:-
BACK ROW (From Left to Right)
Pte Genders. Servant. Pte Bird. Mess Waiter. Pte Daniels. Servant. Pte Brown. Servant. Pte Page. Servant. Pte Stratton. Servant.
MIDDLE ROW (From Left to Right)
Havoe. Dog. Pte Brown. Servant. Sgt Caruso. Officers Mess Caterer. Nell. Dog. Pte Woodward. Servant.
FRONT ROW (From Left to Right)
Pte Moore. Scullery-man. Pte Addison. Cook.
The following image show the enhanced photograph.